Nightwish is a Finnish symphonic power metal band, formed in 1996 in Kitee, Finland. Nightwish performs a blend of power metal and symphonic metal. Their music has been described as "bombastic, symphonic and cinematic, with keyboards and strings creating a gothic atmosphere." While the music of Nightwish is "laced with accessible pop sensibilities," the band is also known to be complex and multi-layered. Their approach is epic, theatrical and operatic.